2021 April - Newsletter

April 2021

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Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing!

Register by end of day TODAY to save $75 with the Early Bird discount.

With the theme of “The New Way Forward”, our first 100% virtual MFC is on June 7 and 8, 2021.

AFP Nova Scotia is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We have bursary opportunities available for BIPOC individuals. If you identify as a member of a BIPOC community and are involved in or have an interest in the non-profit sector, please email afpns.comms@gmail.com indicating your interest in attending the Maritime Fundraising Conference.

This year’s MFC is bound to be an engaging, inspiring, and motivational conference loaded with the latest in fundraising and plenty of networking opportunities. his year’s MFC is bound to be an engaging, inspiring, and motivational conference loaded with the latest in fundraising and plenty of networking opportunities.

MFC Delegates will hear from fundraising professionals with advice, case studies, and best practices to share! For example, we’ll be starting the conference off with a keynote from Fraser Green: Telling the Perfect Story in 7 Simple Steps.


2021 MFC CanadaHelps Bursaries 

Apply by May 7, 2021 for Free MFC Registration

In partnership with CanadaHelps, AFP Nova Scotia is proud to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to professional development in the field of fundraising by providing financial support to waive the registration fee for the Maritime Fundraising Conference (MFC) for those who might not otherwise be able to attend.

Bursaries are available and open for application to all AFP members and non-members alike, regardless of geographical location.


AFP Nova Scotia Professional Awards

Nominations close Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The AFP Nova Scotia Professional Awards are back this year! Start thinking about those fundraisers around you who inspire you, challenge you, support you, and encourage you.

This year's categories are:

  • Fundraising Innovation
  • Partner of the Year
  • Above and Beyond
  • Professional Fundraiser
  • Rising Star

Our colleagues have done incredible work for their organizations in the past year. We've created new events, new ways to fundraise in a world without face-to-face meetings, and new ways to spread donor love and a sense of community. Don't miss your chance to celebrate - you have SIX Days to Nominate someone.

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A Panel on Racial Equity in Philanthropy - Funding for Black Communities021 MFC CanadaHelps Bursaries 

Join DeRico Symonds, Krystle Henry, Sara Napier, and Sylvia Parris-Drummond as they discuss the meaningful steps that must be taken to tackle systemic racism in the fundraising and charitable sector and how we can play a role in funding Black communities, and Black-led organizations. 


Telling the Perfect Story in 7 Simple Steps

Join Fraser Green as he shares the 7 key ingredients that transform a story from being just good to truly great. 


We’ll begin Day 2 of our 2021 MFC with AFP Nova Scotia’s Annual General Meeting. Join us at 11:00AM on June 8th for our 20 min AGM, followed by the Chapter’s 2nd Annual Industry Awards from 11:30 – 11:50AM.


The 2021 Maritime Fundraising Conference is proudly presented with the support of Global Philanthropic Canada Inc.

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Social Change Philanthropy

Join Cathy Mann, MA, CFRE, for a lunch and learn session that is all about shifting the status quo.  

In the session, you will learn:

  • What is Social Change Philanthropy and how it differs from traditional philanthropy
  • How this change will help solve our most pressing societal issues
  • How to engage donors to see the value in investing in complex mandates explore real examples from across the sector, dissect commonalities, and harness the lessons to create and run awesome online campaigns!

Date: Thursday, May 13th

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$15 AFP/CAGP Members

$20 Non-Members


Is AFP Membership on Your Radar?

Would you like your team to be more connected to our sector? Join AFP and become part of an international organization of development professionals. Did you know new Members can receive a special MFC discount of $50 off membership? And as a Member of AFP, you receive all the great benefits of Membership, including the Member rates at any of our monthly education session and the Maritime Fundraising Conference, as well as any of CAPG Nova Scotia’s events! 

Ben Trenaman, Chair of Membership, welcomes your questions.

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AFP Newfoundland and Labrador is Hosting Fundraising Day 2021

On Wednesday, May 26, join AFP-NL for Fundraising Day 2021.

If the past year has taught us anything, it is that change is inevitable. While change can be challenging, it can also be filled with opportunity. We are embracing change and taking Fundraising Day to bring you some dynamic presenters like Gail Perry with her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, and Jen Love, who inhales an attitude of gratitude and exhales #donorlove.

$75 for AFP Members

$90 for Non Members


Membership Perk - Mentorship Program

Did you know that mentorship can help you accelerate your professional growth? A mentor can show you a clearer path with fewer obstacles, addressing the pragmatic side of fundraising.

"This is quite the match! I never would’ve imagined that you’d find a mentor with as many similar interests but I am so very grateful. I suppose this is the perk of working in the Maritime fundraising hub!" - Jill, Mentee

Become a mentor or mentee today! Email whitney.machin@mssociety.ca for more info!


Volunteer Opportunites

Looking to connect with others in the sector, expand your network, and gain some new experiences? AFP Nova Scotia has a wide range of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer with the upcoming Maritime Fundraising Conference here.

Or contact Daphne Carter for more opportunities.  

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Executive Director

Nova Scotia / Remote Optional

Visit our website for a full listing of current postings

or to share your own opening.


The AFP Nova Scotia Chapter is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) in all chapter activities.


Use #AFPLove on social media to share inspirational stories, insightful ideas, or even just what you're doing to help your community!

AFP in Canada -- Vision Statement

To stimulate a world of generosity and positive social good through fundraising best practice.

AFP in Canada -- Mission Statement

The Association of Fundraising Professionals empowers individuals and organizations to practice ethical fundraising through professional education, networking, research and advocacy. 


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